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—n., v., slat•ed, slat•ing.
1. a fine-grained rock formed by the metamorphosis of clay, shale, etc., that tends to split along parallel cleavage planes, usually at an angle to the planes of stratification.
2. a thin piece or plate of this rock or a similar material, used esp. for roofing or as a writing surface.
3. a dull, dark bluish gray.
4. a list of candidates, officers, etc., to be considered for nomination, appointment, election, or the like.
5. clean slate, an unsullied record; a record marked by creditable conduct: to start over with a clean slate.
1. to cover with or as with slate.
2. to write or set down for nomination or appointment: the district leader slated for city judge.
3. to plan or designate (something) for a particular place and time; schedule: The premiere was slated for January.
4. to censure or criticize harshly or violently; scold.
5. to punish severely.
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—v.t., slat•ed, slat•ing. Brit.
to sic or set a dog on (a person or animal).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.